Henrietta Marie Hassett (1906)

Searching the records of Hassett’s has so far revealed eight children of James and Martha Hassett, born between June 1887 and August 1906 – four boys, four girls.

The youngest child found so far is Henrietta Marie Hassett, born on 19th August 1906:

Henrietta Hassett_bap_c

Her baptism record reveals:

  1. Birth date: 19th August 1906
  2. Baptism date: 13th March 1925
  3. Baptism location: Christ Church, Jubbulbore
  4. Name: Henrietta Marie Hassett
  5. Parents: James and Martha Hassett
  6. Parents abode: Jubbulbore
  7. Fathers occupation: Engine Driver GIPR
  8. Priest performing ceremony: A.F.G. Wardell. Chaplain.

The striking aspect was that Henrietta was not baptised until she was 18 years old (1925). As previously stated, this was common practice in British India, for example, sometimes parents would baptise several of their children at the same time, rather than individually – there is no evidence of this with Henrietta. Baptism was also a pre-requisite for marriage in the catholic church, which may have been the motivation for Henrietta, although no marriage record has been found so far.

Henrietta’s baptism record confirms her parents names – James and Martha Hassett, parents abode – Jubbulbore, and father’s occupation – engine driver GIPR. Although, the latter contradicts the baptism record of Henrietta’s brother, Hubert Earle, which stated James Hassett as a retired engine driver. It may be the ‘retired’ part has been missed on Henrietta’s baptism record, or perhaps James came out of retirement – this seems unlikely in 1925.

Henrietta is the youngest daughter, and youngest child, of James and Martha Hassett to be found so far.

James and Martha Hassett’s children, so far, with birth date:

Hilda Mildred: 24th December 1885

Bertha Geraldine: 28th June 1887

Muriel Isabel: 17th January 1889

Percival William Hassett: 28th October 1890

Leonard Hassett: January 1895

David Vincent: 23rd September 1896

Hubert Earle: 1st December 1899

Henrietta Marie: 19th August 1906


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7 thoughts on “Henrietta Marie Hassett (1906)

  1. Is anyone interested enough for me to upload a photograph of Clifford Melville Carr Smith…??? Who is also known as Clifford Melville Joseph Smith. It relates to Edith of Darlington. Pete Smith (son)

    1. Hi Pete, Blog post coming soon on Clifford. You are welcome to send any photograph’s you would like posting – or if you would like to write a post about Clifford, please let me know – you would be very welcome to. Cheers, Daniel

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